I once visited a university in southern Maryland that had peacocks roaming the campus. I found this interesting, but not enough to make me want to attend the school, considering the students informed me that the only thing to do there was hang out at Walmart (and chase peacocks).
So, I went to Coastal.
On to the informative part…
They are actually called peafowl, as a species. This painting is of a peacock (male), the peahen’s (female) coloring is gray or brown.
According to wikipedia, the male displays it’s extravagant tail to attract the female.
This is opposite of human interaction, but I think we should start a new trend. The guys can dress up and try to impress us, while we sit on the couch in our sweats and decide if we are interested. 😉